Braves sign first round pick Brett DeVall

The Braves have signed another top draft pick. The Braves Show's Bill Shanks has the story.

The Atlanta Braves have signed left-handed pitcher Brett DeVall, their first pick in the amateur draft last month. DeVall was drafted in the supplemental first round, 40th overall in the country. He is six-foot-four and weighs 220 pounds. DeVall went to Niceville High School in Florida. He was 13-2 in his senior season, with only 25 walks and 152 strikeouts.

DeVall had signed a scholarship to the University of Georgia. The Braves saw a lot of DeVall when he played with the East Cobb team in Marietta. DeVall has a fastball that can touch the low-90s, along with a curve and changeup. He will report to the Gulf Coast League in Orlando Tuesday.

The Braves have now signed 21 of their draft picks, 11 being pitchers. Second round pick Tyler Stovall and sixth round pick Adam Milligan signed on Friday.

Bill Shanks hosts The Atlanta Baseball Show on 680 the Fan in Atlanta and The Bill Shanks Show on SportsRadio 105.5 the Fan in Macon. He is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look inside the Braves‘ traditional scouting and player development philosophies. You can email Bill at Recommended Stories

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